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The San Antonio Spurs defeated the lowly New York Knicks Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, giving Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich his 1,176th win as an NBA coach.
Popovich passed George Karl for fifth on the NBA’s all-time coaching wins list.
Moving on up.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 3, 2018
As usual, Popovich wanted zero credit for the historic accomplishment, telling reporters postgame, “I don’t remember scoring any points or getting any rebounds. I certainly would not pass the ball, so I got no idea. Doesn’t mean anything except I’ve had good players to coach.”
Popovich’s next target is Pat Riley, who has 34 more wins than him.